Jacques Chaban-Delmas

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Chaban-Delmas, Jacques


(real surname, Delmas). Born Mar. 7, 1915, in Paris. French political and state figure.

Chaban-Delmas began writing journalism in 1933. During World War II he was active in the Resistance. He became a deputy to the National Assembly in 1946 and was elected mayor of Bordeaux in 1947. He was a leader of two Gaullist parties: the Rally of the French People and the Union for the Defense of the Republic.

Chaban-Delmas was minister of public works in 1954 and 1955, minister of state in 1956 and 1957, and minister of national defense in 1957 and 1958. From 1958 to 1969 and from 1978 to 1981 he served as president of the National Assembly. As prime minister from 1969 to 1972 he carried out a flexible social policy and put forward a program designed to bring about a more just “new society.” Chaban-Delmas became inspector general of finance in 1973 and ran for the office of president of the republic in 1974.

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They were dealt a further blow ahead of the match with Lewis Robling a late withdrawal from the side, forcing Andy Tuilagi into the starting line-up Darren Edwards' men secured a 23-13 victory in the reverse fixture at Rodney Parade back in November, prompting the Catalan club to sack their head coach Jacques Delmas after just four months in charge.
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But with Patrice Lagisquet having stepped down as coach at the end of last season, John Isaac and Jacques Delmas look ready to bring in a more multi-faceted approach to Biarritz's play, and with a big emphasis now on the territorial kicking game, they have two big boots their line-up in Julien Peyrelongue and Damien Traille to keep the hosts penned back.
Coaches Patrice Lagisquet and Jacques Delmas probably spend five hours a week with us on video analysis, and I have never been involved with a club that spends so much time in analysing opposition," Noon added.
Biarritz had arrived at the Arms Park on the back of a wretched run of results and having recently sacked coach Jacques Delmas.
Biarritz president Marcel Martin has slammed reports the club have sacked coaches Jacques Delmas and Jack Isaac, but admits there is an on-going analysis of the players and staff following the team's poor start to the season.
It's been a time of change for the 2006 Heineken Cup finalists, with coach Jacques Delmas having been sacked last month after a wretched run of results.